Egg sac inhibits filial cannibalism in the wolf spider,Schizocosa ocreata

  title={Egg sac inhibits filial cannibalism in the wolf spider,Schizocosa ocreata},
  author={J. Wagner},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • J. Wagner
  • Published 1995
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Foraging theory predicts that a potential prey item is excluded from the forager’s diet if the prey profitability is low, or the risk from predation while obtaining the prey item is high (Stephens & Krebs 1986). Rejecting a prey item after it has been captured typically occurs when the forager discovers that the prey possesses physical or chemical defences, which reduce its profitability. Alternatively, the forager may release prey if it recognizes the prey item as kin, and thereby avoids the… CONTINUE READING
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